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PH may seek int'l aid to address climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: Philippine Star - The Philippines may tap foreign funding to help address the effects of climate change, especially in vulnerable areas, as the Department of Budget and Management has released P1.15 billion to the Department of Public Works and Highways to boost infrastructure projects in areas affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
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What Are INDCs and Why Will You Be Talking About Them This Year?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: Huffington Post -
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The United Nations' Hand in Hand with Emirati Youth

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: Zawya - How the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Dubai to train the future low-carbon leaders to facilitate green economic development.
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The Philippines: ramping up climate resilience (commentary)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: Inquirer.net -
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Researchers Link Syrian Conflict to a Drought Made Worse by Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: NY Times - Drawing one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict, researchers said Monday that an extreme drought in Syria between 2006 and 2009 was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising that began there in 2011.
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La Francophonie face aux défis environnementaux en Afrique

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:04
Source: RFI - L’Afrique commémore ce 3 mars la Journée africaine de l’environnement, rebaptisée depuis 2012 Journée Wangari Maathai.
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REEEP Solar E-Bike Venture Opens in Hanoi

REEEP - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:45

REEEP and Caritas Switzerland announced the opening of the Bach Khoa solar-powered e-bike station in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 12th, 2015. The venture, based in an innovative business model for recharging and servicing e-bikes in Hanoi, was made possible by the generous support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. The solar e-bike system is a prime example of how the REEEP and SECO mission to provide crucial aid for market development and business innovation has enabled cutting-edge market-oriented solutions to environmental and development challenges.

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CKB Group releases 2014 Annual Workshop Report

REEEP - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:13

This report summarizes the discussions and conclusions from the 2014 Climate Knowledge Brokers workshop, held from 4-5 October 2014. The workshop was jointly organized by Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Coordination Hub, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and was hosted by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK. 

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Malaysia should table climate change motion at Asean summit: researchers

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Bernama - Some environmental researchers want the Malaysian Government to table a motion for a joint study among Asean countries on the global climate change and its impact on the region's socio-economy during the Asean Summit here later this year.
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Awareness on causes of climate change vital

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Daily News (Tanzannia) - COMMUNITIES seem not to understand they are responsible for climate change even in places where deforestation is going on at an alarming rate.
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Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg are Helping Indian Solar Power Expand

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Metal Miner - Renewable energy consulting firm “Bridge to India” recently listed investments likely to be completed by active private Indian solar developers.
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‘Imperative we take climate road to Paris’ (by Heherson T. Alvarez)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
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Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Guardian - Series of resolutions asks six of Denmark’s pension funds to drop their ‘black money’ investments in coal, oil and gas projects that cause climate change
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Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change: experts

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Doctors should take the lead in supporting political efforts to cut the pace of climate change and encouraging more people to see the problem as a crucial issue for public health, experts say.
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Switzerland first to submit climate plan for Paris U.N. deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Reuters - Switzerland became the first nation on Friday to submit a plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020 as a basis for a U.N. deal to limit climate change due to be sealed in December.
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Zhang Yong favourite to replace Xie as China climate envoy in Paris

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: RTCC - Veteran Communist Party official set to take control of Beijing’s negotiating team as talks enter critical phase
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SE Asia has central role in global climate fight

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:19
Source: Straits Times - Southeast Asia's huge and growing demand for energy will set the tone for the global fight against climate change, the United Nations climate chief said yesterday, and the region needs to plan energy investments carefully or risk higher health costs, more damage from extreme weather and loss of competitiveness.
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France’s Hollande visits ‘Yolanda’-hit Eastern Samar town

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Inquirer.net - Guiuan, Philippines–French President Francois Hollande on Friday visited a remote Philippine town devastated by one of the world’s strongest typhoons, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.
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Planet Earth is a sick patient due to climate change, says Prince Charles

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:54
Source: Press Association/Guardian - Speaking at Royal Society event on health and climate change, prince says that failure to act on global warming would be ‘death sentence’ for the planet
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